A Centennial Salute to Cinema

Early Motion Picture Advertisements

  • (Left) Ad for "Cineograph Theater" (probably Chicago), showing a daily program of motion picture shows (1899-1900). "Kinodrome" shows were promoted in the Chicago and Midwest areas.

  • (Right) Ad for projecting Kinetoscope show (1896-1900), "Prof. W.D. Haskell's Moving Picture Entertainment...Apparently Life Itself...Grandest Display of Motion Pictures".

    Photos by Larry Gates

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